The Lamborghini Gallardo, an epic automotive achievement by one of the world’s most iconic brands. The Gallardo badge is consistent with the brand’s tradition of naming their cars after all things bullfighting. The name comes from a historic bloodline of Spanish fighting bulls known for their tenacity. Owners of this luxurious vehicle can not only appreciate the history behind the Gallardo but also refer to the Lamborghini Gallardo service manual for any necessary maintenance measures that need to be taken.
Enjoying a 10 year production run, it truly is a beloved example of what the Italian automotive powerhouse can produce. The Gallardo was so well received that it became Lamborghini’s best selling car since their inception, with over 14,000 cars made. Because the Gallardo was perfected so greatly, repairs have been close to minimal but with the help of the Lamborghini Gallardo Repair manual, owners are able to maintain their prized vehicles.
Over that 10 year-span, the model was updated with several different editions and upgrades. The Gallardo initially rolled off of the line equipped with a 5.0L V-10 engine producing 493 horsepower. Standard AWD was a constant as always for Lamborghini with their mid-engine monster. Updated in 2005 with the Coupe edition, this enhancement gave the Gallardo an additional 20 horsepower, improved suspension, and improved low gear ratios. This 90 degree V-10 was paired with the choice of either a standard 6-speed gated manual transmission or an advanced “E-gear”, which could be used in automatic mode or controlled manually using paddle shifters. A launch control was also added only available to those cars equipped with “E-gear”.
The second generation Gallardo introduced in 2008 given the LP560-4 designation, increased its engine displacement to 5.2L resulting in 550 horsepower. In addition to the extra horsepower, the LP560-4 was stripped of 44 pounds compared to its predecessor, and it was given a direct fuel injection system.
Throughout its life the Gallardo also produced several distinguished limited edition models including the Superleggera, Valentino Balboni, and the Super Trofeo Stradale. Starting in 2007, Lamborghini began production of the Gallardo Superleggera - a model that is centered around saving weight. Weight was cut by over 200 lbs by the generous use of carbon fiber throughout the car. As the Gallardo began to change over time, the workshop manuals did as well. With every new model that was released, so was a manual for owners to refer to as needed.
The Valentino Balboni edition named after former Lamborghini test driver Valentino Balboni is unique to the entire Gallardo series being the only true RWD Gallardo Lamborghini ever created. Last but certainly not least, the Super Trofeo Stradale itself an even more stripped and lightened Superleggera. Stripped by over 60 lbs compared to its predecessor, the Super Trofeo Stradale was also given a race level adjustable rear spoiler, an optional interior roll cage, and an optional 4 point harness system.
The Lamborghini Gallardo is one of the most respected and popular models that Lamborghini ever produced. With the compelling history behind this vehicle, proud owners can ensure that their vehicles remain in the best shape possible by referring to the Lamborghini Gallardo repair manual.